Everyone knows what happens to a litter of puppies at the animal shelter: the cute, friendly, affectionate, and robust pups are adopted first, and the ugly, ill-looking, strange, and bad-tempered ones are left behind. If they never find a willing owner, they eventually have to be put down.
That’s the situation the United States finds itself in vis-à-vis the prisoners being held at the Guantánamo naval base in Cuba. President Obama has declared that, by golly, he will definitely close down the notorious sinkhole of depravity and torture! But now he faces the problem of what to do with all those puppies, so he’s asked the Europeans to help.
The problem is that there aren’t very many cute puppies left, and the Europeans say they will only take cute puppies — that is, prisoners who aren’t a security risk.
Now, think for a minute: why would any prisoner still be at Gitmo if he weren’t a security risk? Do the Euro-snots really believe that we are keeping those poor innocent multicultural fellows there just for the pleasure of waterboarding them?
According to AKI:
EU: Parliament Calls for Ex-Guantanamo Detainees to be Resettled
Strasbourg, 4 Feb. (AKI) — The European parliament has endorsed President Barack Obama’s decision to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and called on member states to accept detainees for resettlement.
Last week European Union foreign ministers said they wanted to help on humanitarian grounds, but would not respond until the US could show that the prisoners were not a security risk.
The European parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution welcoming Obama’s decision to close the prison within a year saying that the US bore the prime responsibility for the future of the detainees held there. [emphasis added]
In other words: “They’re your puppies. You deal with them.”
And those puppies have been cruelly, cruelly treated at the Gitmo Pound:
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“The inmates have been denied their fundamental human rights, notably the right of fair trial, and have been subjected to harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, which amount to torture and cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment,” the resolution noted.
What should be done with these poor creatures?
“Those who are not to be charged and cannot be repatriated — (due to the) real risk of torture or persecution in his home country — should be given the opportunity to be admitted to the United States and afforded redress.”
Hmm. What does “redress” mean? Presumably it means that we should buy each of them a house and a car and pay them a stipend and find them a job, all to make up for the cruel racist Islamophobic treatment they have been subjected to at the hands of our sadistic military.
But the EU still may accept some of the refugees. Presumably those lucky ones will become “asylum-seekers”, and be accorded all the benefits that asylum-seekers enjoy in most European countries:
However the parliament called on member states to “be prepared” to accept Guantanamo inmates. The resolution was endorsed with 542 in favour, 55 against and 51 abstentions.
“MEPs also call on the member states, should the United States administration so request, to cooperate in finding solutions, to be prepared to accept Guantanamo inmates in the EU,” it said.
“Member states have a duty of loyal cooperation to consult each other on possible repercussions on public security throughout the EU,” the resolution said.
Many of the prisoners have been held for years without trial and the US wants to try about 80 of the prisoners on terrorism charges.
Fifty other Guantanamo detainees have been cleared of charges but cannot be returned to their home countries as there are fears they could be persecuted there.
I’d be willing to bet that very few Guantánamo guests will end up in Europe. Most of them will probably be shipped discreetly to various correctional institutions in the United States, presumably within congressional districts whose representatives owe the Messiah a favor.
Obama doesn’t want a Willie Horton moment in the midst of his re-election campaign. Watch for those poor abused Al Qaeda puppies to disappear quietly into the bowels of the American criminal justice system, with very little attention paid by a compliant MSM.
Hat tip: C. Cantoni.